Monday, September 21, 2015


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Today’s post is speciality of Indian cuisine, authentic Dum Biryani. It is so popular for its mesmerizing aroma and irresistible taste. Its surely a festive dish and makes a perfect option to prepare when you have guests at home. The uniqueness and originality of its name Dum Biryani comes from the biryani being cooked on low heat (dum) to get all the flavors from the spicy masala. Enjoy the flavorful delicious slow cooked dum biryani.
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·         Basmati Rice                   - 3 cups
·         Chicken / mutton pieces  - ¾ kg
·         Turmeric pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                - 2 ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                    - 1 tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 3 tbsp
·         Onions                             - 4
·         Tomatoes                        - 2
·         Curd / yoghurt                - 1 cup
·         Mint & coriander leaves  - 1 cup
·         Oil /ghee                         - 4 to 5 tbsp
·         Cumin seeds                   - 1 tsp
·         Cloves                              -5
·         Cardamom                      - 1
·         Cinnamon                       - 2
·         Javithri                            - 1
·         Star anise                         - 2
·         Saunf                               - 1 tsp
·         Bay leaf                            - 2
·         Green chilly                     - 3 to 4
·         Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
·         Biryani masala pwd        - ½ tsp
·         Salt to taste
1.      Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 10 mins.
2.      Drain the water and set it aside.
3.      Wash and clean the chicken. (or mutton pieces)
4.      Chop it to desired size pieces.
5.      Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste and salt.
6.      Mix well.
7.      Allow to marinate for 2 hours.
8.      Meanwhile chop onions to fine slices.
9.      Chop tomatoes and grind garlic.
10.   Grind ginger and keep separately.
11.    Chop mint and coriander leaves.
12.   Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frypan.
13.   Add the marinated chicken and toss well.
14.   Add ¼ cup of water and pressure cook until done.
15.   Set it aside.
16.   Heat 6 cups of water in a thick pan.
17.   Once the water starts boiling add the basmati rice.
18.   Allow to cook.
19.   Once the rice is ¾ th cooked ( approx 7 to 8 mins), drain the water.
20.  Keep the rice separately.
21.   Heat oil/ghee in a thick bottomed wide pan.
22.  Add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, javithri, saunf, star anise and bay leaf.
23.  Wait to splutter.
24.  Add onions, green chilly and fry till light brown. 

25.  Saute for 2 mins.

26.  Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
27.  Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 mins.

28.  Add the chopped mint and coriander leaves.
29.  Saute for few more minutes.
30.  Add the cooked chicken pieces along with the masala.
31.   Mix well.
32.  Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
33.  Now add the cooked basmati rice and mix gently.
34.  Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
35.  Sprinkle garam masala pwd and biryani masala pwd.
36.  Stir gently.
37.  Keep the flame in high.
38.  Place a dosa pan over the flame.
39.  Now place this wide bowl with biryani over it.
40. Cover the wide bowl with a clean cloth and place a lid over it.
41.   Place a bowl or heavy pan full of hot water over it.
42.  Now let the biryani cook in dum.
43.  Turn the flame from high to low and cook for another 8 to 10 mins.
44. Turn off the flame.
45.  Fluff the biryani gently.
46. Restaurant style flavorful Dum Biryani is ready.
47.  We enjoyed hot with mutton korma, raitha and shark curry.


  1. mouth watering Biryani..... Perfect

  2. I've been looking for a dum biryani recipe, and this looks absolutely delicious! What a lot of ingredients it has.... well, hope to try it one day! thanks for the recipe! :)


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